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|Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
27 November 2010
|Preceded by||Ben Hardman|
26 April 1962 |
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
Cindy was born and raised in Yea, in the north of the electorate, growing up on the family farm. Cindy said her family had been in the area since the early 1840s. Her mother had the Railway Hotel (now the Peppercorn) in Yea for many years.
After completing high school in Yea, Cindy attended Melbourne University and completed a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma of Education, this was followed by a Graduate Diploma in counselling, after which she was able to register as a Psychologist.
In 2001, McLeish completed an MBA from Melbourne Business School, which she studied part time while juggling work and raising a family. She was CEO of Women’s Golf Victoria for many years, and worked in the area of organisational effectiveness and leadership capability at Right Management prior to becoming elected.
McLeish had just 18 days as Liberal candidate for the 2010 state election after replacing Mike Laker, who stepped down at the end of October citing personal reasons.
|Victorian Legislative Assembly|
|Member for Seymour